Lady Govan was always quite posh and was first in her class at school to have a colour telly. The family also had a refrigerator, Frigidaire, with a toty freezer compartment at the top, in which sat a metal ice cube tray affording LG and her pals deliciously cold bottles of water on summer picnics.
Today I catch sight of a bottle of milk out on a Govan tenement window ledge. This instantly brings back to memory my best teenage friend. With no fridge in her kitchen, the glass milk bottles stood out on the window ledge or in a basin of cold water to keep them fresh. Cheese sat on a larder shelf under a dish. Vegetables and fruit were bought and eaten every day, so no need for refrigeration. Ice cream was bought off the van in the evening; a cone, a single nougat, an oyster, or a tub - with a splash of raspberry. Ginger bottles stayed cool on the stone floor of a dark cupboard.